Smart cities will destroy democracy in the end (via The Guardian)

Economics, Industry, and Business , Energy and resources , Internet of Things

city-simulationSetting the scene for the future: “A woman drives to the outskirts of the city and steps directly on to a train; her electric car then drives itself off to park and recharge. A man has a heart attack in the street; the emergency services send a drone equipped with a defibrillator to arrive crucial minutes before an ambulance can. A family of flying maintenance robots lives atop an apartment block – able to autonomously repair cracks or leaks and clear leaves from the gutters.”

Click here to read full article by Steven Poole for The Guardian in December 2014

 

Gabriele Ruttloff